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Three New British Academy Fellowships

Three people connected with Warwick have been made fellows of the British Academy, the UK's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

Professor Carolyn Steedman, Department of History, Professor Alan Norrie, School of Law, and Emeritus Professor Robin Alexander, formerly of the Institute of Education, have received the distinction of being made fellows.

Fellowship of the British Academy is highly sought after, with only 38 academics across the UK elected as fellows this year.

Professor Steedman joined the University in 1984, and her work is currently focussed on the lives of domestic servants in the 18th century.

Professor Norrie's work investigates the problems of criminal law and the idea of justice. After moving to work at other institutions he rejoined Warwick in 2009.

Emeritus Professor Alexander was a Professor of Education with the Institute of Education from 1995 to 2001. His work is focused on the Government's policies on primary education.

The three new Fellows join nearly 900 distinguished scholars who take a lead in representing the humanities and social sciences, encouraging international collaboration, providing an independent and authoritative source of advice, and contributing to public policy and debate.

The Academy's President, Sir Adam Roberts, said:

"I congratulate all the distinguished Fellows who have been elected to the Academy this year, on achieving this peer group recognition of the outstanding contribution they’ve made to scholarship and research in the humanities or social sciences. Election is not only an honour, but also a beginning. I look forward to their active participation in the life and work of the Academy."